binge
I. noun Etymology: English dialect binge (to drink heavily) Date: 1854 1. a. a drunken revel ; spree b. an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence <
a buying binge
>
c. an act of excessive or compulsive consumption (as of food) 2. a social gathering ; party II. intransitive verb (binged; bingeing or binging) Date: 1910 to go on a binge • binger noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • binge — [binj] n. [? < dial. binge, to soak] Informal 1. a spree or bout of unrestrained imbibing or eating 2. any completely unrestrained action [a shopping binge] vi. binged, bingeing Informal to indulge in an unrestrained manner [bingeing on ice… …   English World dictionary

  • binge — binj vi, binged; binge·ing or bing·ing to eat compulsively or greedily esp. as a symptom of bulimia <a self destructive pattern of smoking, starving, and bingeing (Carol Tavris)> bing·er ər n * * * (binj) 1. a period of uncontrolled or… …   Medical dictionary

  • binge — (n.) 1854, drinking bout, also (v.) drink heavily, soak up alcohol; dialectal use of binge soak (a wooden vessel). Noted originally as a Northampton dialect word. Sense extended c. World War I to include eating as well as drinking. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Binge — (Bergb.), die durch das Zusammenbrechen alter Grubenbaue, meist der Schachte, über Tage entstehende trichterförmige Vertiefung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Binge — (Pinge, Tagebruch), s. Bruch (Bergbau) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Binge — (auch Pinge) oder Tagebruch, eine trichterförmige, wohl auch grabenähnliche Vertiefung an der Erdoberfläche, die durch das Zusammenbrechen bergmännischer Baue entstanden ist. Beim Gangbergbau finden sich gewöhnlich Bingenzüge, d.h. eine Anzahl… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Binge — Binge, s. Pinge …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • binge — [n] spree affair, bender, blind*, bout*, carousal, compotation, drunk*, fling, jag*, orgy*, toot*; concept 386 Ant. saving …   New thesaurus

  • binge — informal ► NOUN ▪ a short period of excessive indulgence. ► VERB (bingeing or US also binging) ▪ indulge in an activity, especially eating, to excess. DERIVATIVES binger noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • binge — I UK [bɪndʒ] / US noun [countable] Word forms binge : singular binge plural binges an occasion when someone does too much of something they enjoy, such as drinking He went on a drinking binge at the weekend. the largest ever public spending binge …   English dictionary

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